Louise Queen

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A few snowy snapshots from round n’ about!

In My day to day on January 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

So after a very green November and December, Nova Scotia is once again starting to look like a winter wonderland. Here are a few random snapshots we’ve taken whilst out and about the last few weeks.

Snowbanks at Walmart

Snowed In!

Follow the leader

Cameron

Snack time

Cameron spent 2 hours this morning shoveling the driveway! We have to admit that as much as we love our ocean view we are looking forward to moving back into town next month – more on that soon…

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Snowshoeing

In My day to day on January 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

According to Wikipedia… “In the past, snowshoes were essential tools for fur traders, trappers and anyone whose life or living depended on the ability to get around in areas of deep and frequent snowfall, and they remain necessary equipment for forest rangers and others who must be able to get around areas inaccessible to motorized vehicles when the snow is deep. However, today snowshoes are mainly used for recreation, primarily by hikers and runners who like to continue their hobby in wintertime. Snowshoeing is easy to learn, and in appropriate conditions is a relatively safe and inexpensive recreational activity.”

Our experience with snow shoes began this Christmas when Cameron’s parents kindly bought us both a set – only for recreation, no fur-trapping!

Traditional Snowshoe

Traditional Snowshoe

Our new Snowshoes

Our new Snowshoes

Christmas here was a non starter, with only patches of the white stuff available, however almost a foot of fresh snow in the last 24 hours made today the perfect time to try them out.

Bigfoot!

Bigfoot!

Adventuring

Adventuring

Too nasty a day to go very far, but a couple of circuits of our garden and driveway already showed us how much easier these big feet make winter walking. Neither of us fell over, even in the deeper drifts so we reckon our first adventure was officially a success!

Snowy feet

Snowy feet

Woke up this morning….

In My day to day on November 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm

After a busy week of working and studying we decided to treat ourselves to a night out (well a few drinks at the curling fun night then on to the local). As we staggered home it was just starting to snow – nothing much just a few small flakes. Woke up this morning and this is what we saw…

Along the road

Along the road

Went on a wee mission to the hardware store and picked up some snow shovels…

Cam in Action

Cam in Action

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